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Girl jokes about being ‘whitest person ever’ after winning Indigenous scholarship, faces outrage – The Post Millennial

Social media users expressed outrage this past weekend as Instagram posts surfaced showing what appeared to be a young white student celebrating her scholarship intended for Indigenous youth. The girl’s…

The pressing need to learn from Indigenous elders – CBC

CBC Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the North examined how the role of elders is evolving in today’s society Nov 11, 2019 Elders are storytellers, teachers, protectors, healers and pivotal members of…

Beading artisan crafts to remember Indigenous veterans – Anishinabek News

NORTH BAY— An Anishinaabekwe artisan from Nipissing First Nation can hardly keep up with the demand for her beautiful, beaded poppy pins. Indigenous people wear the crafted pins for Remembrance…

Women start new tradition to honour Eskasoni’s veterans – CBC

Nov 11, 2019 ‘We want our children to remember them, too’ Eskasoni First Nation has a new Remembrance Day tradition. Banners with photos of local veterans line the street of…

UM Press launches two books by well-known activists – UM Today

November 8, 2019 — Cultural and environmental activist Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue and professor of social justice Darryl Leroux will launch their books in the coming days at McNally Robinson Booksellers…

B.C. First Nations should require full clean-up costs up-front for mines: new study – The Narwhal

While other jurisdictions like Quebec and Alaska require mines to post full remediation costs as a condition of approval, B.C. rules allow environmental liabilities from mining projects — which are…

Grand Council Treaty # 3 appoints new executive-director – Tbnewswatch.com

Samuel Tanyi-Mbianyor came to Canada from Cameroon in 2008. KENORA, Ont. — Grand Council Treaty # 3 has appointed Samuel Tanyi-Mbianyor as its new executive-director. In an announcement Thursday, it…

Remembering William Basque, the Mi’kmaw veteran behind the poem, Sma’knis – Kukukwes.com

November 8, 2019 Rose Basque recalls when her late husband, William Basque, wrote the poem, Sma’knis, back in 1992. She said he had trouble going to sleep one night. “He…

Pallister offers Trudeau ‘friendly advice’ on dealing with western alienation – CBC

Manitoba premier says the federal election exposed deep rifts in the country Nov 08, 2019 Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said he offered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau some “friendly advice” today…

Inuk filmmaker’s experience with NFB prompts human rights complaint – APTN News

November 7, 2019 In a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, an Inuk filmmaker details how he often felt stressed, isolated, and suffered “major psychological hardship” while working under…

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